LFA Summer Celebration Trip in China 2018

LFA faculty will be traveling around China for the next week and will visit the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Taiyuan! Read about their trip below.

 

Day Five


On Friday morning, the LFA contingent headed to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to catch the bullet train to Beijing. 4 hours and 700 miles later the group arrived at Beijingnan Railway station, where we were met by Maxwell Wang ‘17, Simone Lee ‘21 and her mother.

From there, the group took a bus to the Summer Palace in Beijing, where the royal family would spend much of their time in the warmer months. Modeled after West Lake in Hangzhou, the Summer Palace was greatly improved by the Empress Dowager Cixi in the early 1900s. The group walked the Long Corridor (745 meters long with 14,000 paintings), saw the Marble Boat, and walked across the 17-arch bridge.

Following that, the group had an amazing dinner at Hua’s Restaurant in the old summer palace, where we ate the signature dish of the city, Peking Duck. To end the day, we checked in at our uber-modern hotel, the W.

– Tom Johnson

Posted by Alex Stevenson on Saturday June, 16, 2018
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